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Kevin Christiansen

Café Barnabas
Tea and Teens sum up social entrepreneur Kevin Christiansen’s passions. His tea shop, Café Barnabas, was launched as a dynamic workshop, empowering students with employability skills and a sense of belonging. Amazingly, approx. 80% of his team are volunteers between the age of 13-16. This high-energy group drives tea innovation as they handcrafting the best local tea while providing customers and staff with outstanding experiences. As a not-for-profit organization, both financial sustainability and community impact direct the café which has resulted in recognitions such as “Topeka’s Top 20 Professionals Under 40”, “Best of Topeka” tea shop, and World Tea Award’s “Best Tea Campaign.” As an animated speaker, Kevin looks forward to meeting you at his next tea event.